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The winegrowing estate of Chateau les Valentines is more than a century old. The estate originally brought their grapes to the local cooperative, but when Gilles and Pascale Pons took over in 1997, they decided to make their own wine. They built a modern winery and called the domaine "Les Valentines" after their children, Valentin and Clémentine. Château les Valentines now covers approximately 100 acres. The "Le Caprice de Clémentine" is part of the second range of wines coming from the estate. Moderately priced, it is a high quality Côtes de Provence m... Read More »
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Wine Spectator: "Fresh and light, showing a floral edge to the brisk core of peach pit and rose water. Shows lots of zip through the finish, but remains just a touch lean in the end." (6/2015) K&L Notes: Domaine de la Colombe is based in the village of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, located at elevations between 900 and 1,300 feet. The terroir includes clay-limestone soils in combination with sandier soils in the valley.
91 points Antonio Galloni: "Vivid salmon-skin color. Fresh, incisive aromas of orange zest, redcurrant and white flowers, with hints of honey and lavender in the background. Silky and light on its feet, offering intense red berry and citrus fruit flavors that deepen and spread out with air. Packs a solid punch but comes off as lithe and precise, with excellent finishing cut and floral persistence. Put aside the celebrity cachet of this wine and judge it for what it is: an outstanding, classically built Provençal rosé that happens to be made by the highly esteemed Perrin family of C ...Read More »
Classic pink Provence blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault and 20% Syrah. Notes from the winemaker: "Light pink in color, with violet shades, this wine possesses a memorable and complex aroma. A lively wine that is smooth and possessing a certain sweetness. Very fruity, this rosé is particularly well suited as an aperitif or with salads and vegetable dishes."
Wine & Spirits: "Good value." (8/2015) Wine Spectator: "A plump and friendly style, with peach and white cherry fruit backed by a hint of mango on the rounded finish. A crowd-pleaser. (Web Only—2015)"
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A smoking rosé that has fabulous flavor intensity and depth, Bastide Blanche's 2014 Bandol Rose (based largely on Mourvedre) sports a medium salmon color to go with mineral-laced notes of orange blossom, melon, cherry pit and spice. Medium+-bodied, rich, full and layered, with integrated acidity, it has terrific depth of fruit and serious length on the finish, all while staying perfectly balanced and easy drinking. This is a serious rosé that will have 2-3 years of prime drinking, and if you're so inclined, an interesting evolution beyond that as well. ( ...Read More »
An elegant salmon pink, this rosé exudes aromas of summer cherries and raspberries, with a zippy, refreshing finish.
This wine is a blend of Cinsault, Grenache and Tibouren and is sourced from vineyards surrounding Clos Cibonne's property. All grapes are grown on clay and schist soils providing expressive floral and mineral notes. Cibonne has been around since 1797, and since a renovation in the 1990s, has been producing wines of unique character and complexity. 12.5% abv.
92 points Wine Spectator: "Rock-solid, with dark bay and roasted chestnut leaf notes leading the way, followed by a muscular core of black currant and blackberry confiture flavors. Worn leather and dried anise details line the finish, while the fruit smolders. On the old-school side of the spectrum. Best from 2017 through 2024. 800 cases imported. -JM" (7/2015) K&L Notes: From the importer: "In the early ‘70s Michel and Louis Bronzo acquired the property of the Bastide Blanche, with an eye to produce from appellation Bandol wines the equal of more famous appellations like Chateauneuf. Their pa... Read More »
The name of the estate is the first indication of its long, illustrious past. Located in the heart of Provence, near routes traveled by Crusaders in the early Middle Ages, the Commanderie de Peyrassol was founded by the Knights of Templar who were dedicated to protecting the Crusaders en route to, and in, the Holy Land. The first recorded harvest took place in 1256 and winemaking has continued uninterrupted throughout the centuries. When the Templars were brought down in 1311 by the King of France, who was nervous of their power and jealous of their weal... Read More »
If you are a fan of the gorgeous rosés of Pradeaux, you will love this enticing dry rosé from Domaine Dupuy de Lôme. Farmed organically, this is a classic Bandol rosé at Provencal price. Peachy citrus fruits with hints of berry skin and cut flowers, this is fresh, complex, and invigorating all at once. It is perfect grilled fish and seafood dishes, but balanced to take on more complex and spicy dishes too. For a traditional pairing, try it with bouillabaisse, or be more adventurous and pair it with Pad Thai or fish curry.
The wines are made by Jean Simonet, the former assistant winemaker at Bandol?'s famous Chateau de Pibarnon. To make this cuvee, Jean destems the grapes and allows them to macerate on their skins before extracting the juice mostly by direct press. He vinifies the grapes by varietal in stainless steel tanks, and ages the wines in a combination of 90% tank and 10% in oak barrels. The domaine is particular when it comes to oak, and only uses barrels made from 200- to 250- year-old oak trees. The wines from the different grape varietals are blended at the e... Read More »
The 2014 rosé is a blend of 40% Grenache and 60% Cinsault. From the winery: "Powerful nose, white peach with spicy notes, evolving towards candied apricots, guava, exotic fruit. Great fullness in the mouth, a rich wine with great character, excellent aromatic length typical to the unique terroir of Château Saint Pierre. Its innate character is a perfect match for Mediterranean-style cuisine.'
90 points Antonio Galloni: "Pale orange-pink. Fresh red berries, nectarine and white flowers on the fragrant nose. The palate offers silky raspberry and tangerine flavors, with a deeper suggestion of white peach emerging with air. Shows very good depth as well as energy, picking up a mineral element on the back half. Finishes sappy and long, leaving zesty orange pith and berry skin notes behind." (4/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Grenache, Rolle, Cinsault. A slightly blue-greyish tinge in this very pale pink wine. Perfumed. Quite smoky/fumy in fact. Low-temperature fermentation aromas. Ready this minute! We ...Read More »
From a cooperative winery in the ancient Provençal village of Cuers, the Saint Roch les Vignes Côtes de Provence Rosé is a blend of 50% Grenache with 50% Cinsault, in the traditional Provençal bottle.
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Moving to the classic cuvee and even more impressive (it was one of the top wines I was able to taste for this report), the 2010 Bandol, which is over 90% Mourvedre, sees partial destemming and aging in oak casks, offers both gorgeous aromatic complexity and superb richness and depth on the palate. Giving up notions of pepper, Provencal herbs, underbrush and leather, with a solid core of dark fruit, this medium to full-bodied, pure, layered and beautifully balanced effort needs another 2-3 years of bottle age, and will easily keep for a decade or more pa ...Read More »
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94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Both of the reds are brilliant and most likely the wines of the vintage, the 2011 Bandol comes from 30-year-old vines and is a blend of 80% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache and 5% Cinsault. Aged 18 months in foudre, it’s a dense, concentrated 2011 that offers notions of black cherry, blackberry, earth and ground herbs on the nose. This flows to a full-bodied, gorgeously put together palate that has considerable structure, superb purity of fruit and a knockout finish. Give it another 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy it over the following 15 years or more. Created ...Read More »
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This attractive sunset-pink colored wine has light acidity along with its rich, structured fruit. This is as serious as rosé gets, with red plum and berry fruits supported by a concentrated texture and acidity." (7/2015)
The "Moulin des Costes" is a force to be reckoned with. Coming in at 14.5% ABV, this Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah blend delivers on more than one front. It shines in the glass with a dark blood red hue. Rich cloves and dark fruit characterize the inviting, intriguing and intricate nose. This wine’s ripe and generous fruit are immediate, yet an iron-like chalkiness and hint of dark spices flows through the finish. The tannins are bold, maintaining elegant grip all the way through. This big and delicious wine will age another 10 years with ease. (Dave Gen... Read More »
According to the importer: "This is Clos Cibonne's easy drinking red: made from mostly Tibouren, this wine will make you re-evaluate what you think you know about reds from Provence. Great with a slight chill. Temperature-controlled maceration for a few days. After fermentation the wine is aged on the lees for 4 months. Charming freshness in this unusual red. Fruity, light, and very aromatic. Light red color." (http://www.demaisonselections.com/)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Bandol Longue Garde was rock solid. A blend of 95% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache (completely destemmed) that’s aged 18 months in foudre, it also shows a slight oxidative quality, yet offers massive amounts of fruit, licorice and crushed rock-like aromas and flavors that flow to a full-bodied, deep and structured feel on the palate. Unique, and most likely not for everyone, it has loads of texture and length while staying enjoyable and very drinkable. (JD)" (2/2014)